that CDC issues “authoritative guidance directly to Medscape’s physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.”
Infections have been sexually transmitted following Ebola recovery in Africa. Minimizing persistent and recurring infections, and failing to screen for them, are shortsighted and make the appearance of a repeat African Ebola epidemic more likely.
UPDATE: From USAToday on May 11, after years of CDC keeping it hidden, we learn that CDC has one of the worst regulatory histories in the US, receiving secret sanctions 6 times for safety violations:
“The CDC’s own labs also have been referred for additional secret federal enforcement actions six times because of serious or repeated violations in how they’ve handled certain viruses, bacteria and toxins that are heavily regulated because of their potential use as bioweapons, the CDC admitted for the first time on Tuesday. Before USA TODAY won access to records of the lab suspension, the CDC had repeatedly refused to answer questions about its own labs’ enforcement histories.
The revelations show the CDC’s facilities are among a small group of biolab operators that have the worst regulatory histories in the country, receiving repeated sanctions under federal regulations…”
Knust, DVM, MPH
Knust from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s)
Viral Special Pathogens Branch. I am here today to talk to US
clinicians about screening patients with possible Ebola virus disease (EVD) and
clinical care for patients who have recovered from EVD (also known as EVD
Then she fails to tell us anything about how to do this. What a sick joke.